Accomplishments: UNLV School of Medicine

May 12, 2020
Johan Bester (Medicine) published an article, "The Two Components of Beneficence and Wellbeing in Medicine: A Restatement and Defense of the Argument" in the American Journal of Bioethics. In this article, he restates his theory of beneficence and well-being in medicine, and defends the theory against critiques. This conception of beneficence describes the obligation of physicians to protect the well-being of their patients. This asks physicians to consider both the patient's view of her own...
April 29, 2020
Dharini Bhammar (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Danielle Strozza (Medicine), and co-authors recently published a paper, “Pitfalls in Expiratory Flow Limitation Assessment at Peak Exercise in Children: Role of Thoracic Gas Compression,” in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.  The article investigated the effects of thoracic gas compression on assessment of expiratory flow limitation at peak exercise in children with and without obesity.  The findings show that when...
April 28, 2020
Aidy Weeks, Ruby Nugent, and Katie Houk (all Libraries) collaborated with colleagues around the country to develop a collection of Spanish language COVID-19 resources. Weeks, Nugent, and Houk are health sciences librarians.
April 27, 2020
Dustin Davis, James Navalta, Graham McGinnis, Arpita Basu (all Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), Reimund Serafica (Nursing), and Ken Izuora (Medicine) published a comprehensive invited review on the role of acute dietary polyphenols and post-meal physical activity in improving postprandial hyperglycemia and related metabolic impairments immediately following meal consumption in adults with the metabolic syndrome or pre-diabetes. This report is part of the ongoing research project led by...
April 27, 2020
Dr. Ross P. Berkeley (Medicine) published a manuscript, "Evaluation of Gender Differences in Ultrasound Milestone Evaluations During Emergency Medicine Residency Training: A Multicenter Study," in the April issue of Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) Education and Training, in collaboration with investigators from 15 other emergency medicine training programs across the country. Despite prior studies suggesting gender bias in the evaluation of procedural competency during residency training,...
April 23, 2020
Johan Bester (Medicine) published an ethical analysis of defensive medicine in the journal Medicine, Healthcare and Philosophy. This article provides a set of arguments to show why defensive practice is ethically problematic and should not be practiced. The article, "Defensive Practice is Indefensible: How Defensive Medicine Runs Counter to the Ethical and Professional Obligations of Clinicians," also makes suggestions for addressing the pervasive problem of defensive medicine.
April 21, 2020
Dr. Marc J. Kahn (Medicine) published a paper, "Technological Innocation in Healthcare: Disrupting Old Systems to Create More Value for African American Patients in Academic Medical Centers," in the April issue of the Journal of the National Medical Assocaition. 
April 20, 2020
Dr. Jordana Haber (Medicine) spoke on the topic of "Intimate Partner Violence - Strangulation and the Brain - Understanding the Intersections" as an invited guest speaker (via Zoom) for the "All Women's Speaker Conference" earlier this month for the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital.
April 9, 2020
Chad L. Cross (Medicine) recently was interviewed by a health writer at the popular website "HowStuffWorks" about parasitic infections. In particular, this piece was about common soil-transmitted nematode parasites.
April 3, 2020
Seong-min Park, Shon Reed (both Criminal Justice), Jay J. Shen (Public Health), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “The Effect of Marijuana Legalization on the Trajectories of Hard Drug–related Hospitalizations: A Growth Curve Analysis of the County-level State Inpatient Database in Washington, 2009–2015 ” in the Journal of Drug Issues. In response to the recent liberalization of marijuana, this paper addressed the longitudinal effect of marijuana legalization on hard-drug...
April 1, 2020
Dr. Kate Martin (Medicine) recently published a piece in JAMA Neurology titled, “A Future We Must Dare to Imagine,” detailing the struggles her late disabled brother had getting proper health care. "Some of the most vulnerable members of our society depend on us for their well-being. The future is ours to imagine."  
March 3, 2020
Doris Chan, Lauren Hollifield, and Zarah Rosen (Medicine) presented their educational research at the annual national meeting of the Association of Professors in Gynecology and Obstetrics in Orlando last month. Their work on innovative teaching in medical education, including the use of gaming techniques, ultrasound, and student wellness, was well received by educators from all over the country. UNLV paves the way for new ways to educate our future physicians. Chan, Hollifield, and Rosen are...